United States v. Tineo-Gonzalez, No. 16-2153 (1st Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s conviction for importation of controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute, and conspiracy, holding that by entering an unconditional guilty plea, Defendant forfeited his claim that the district erred in denying his motion to suppress.
Defendant pleaded guilty unconditionally after the start of trial. On appeal, Defendant argued that the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress certain incriminating statements. The First Circuit held that by pleading guilty at trial, Defendant waived his right to challenge the denial of a motion to suppress filed on the eve of trial.